Arizona Cardinals news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:34:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Chris Johnson ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) and David Johnson ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) will both see playing time during the game and are solid starting options for fantasy owners.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:17:37 -0700
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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 09:33:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Ellington ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) will dress for the game. Chris Johnson ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) and David Johnson ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) would continue to share time if Ellington misses another game and both are starting options for owners.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:16:36 -0700
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald leads all receivers in touchdowns (five), is tied for second in first downs (19) and ranks fifth in yards (333) and eighth in catches (23) after three weeks. His five touchdowns in the last two weeks are a career high for him in back-to-back games. A scout for an NFC East team said Fitzgerald's legs look fresh and rejuvenated. Fitzgerald has bought into head coach Bruce Arians' system and has successfully learned to play in the slot while also doing more blocking against linebackers and safeties. Arians said the difference is that Fitzgerald is playing fully healthy after dealing with two knee injuries last year. Fitzgerald had 22 snaps from the slot for six catches and 99 yards in Week 3 in the first half alone. "It's been an adjustment," Fitzgerald said of his new role. "You're definitely more sore after games. But it also creates more opportunities for me in the passing game. When I come down in motion, you don't know if I'm blocking or if I'm going out for a pass. It's created a lot more easy catches for me. You're closer to the quarterback, so there's less margin for error. I'm also a bigger guy against much smaller guys in the nickel, so the catches are a little easier."
Fantasy Tip: Fitzgerald ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) will not be able to keep this pace all season long, but he's also definitely not done after a down year in 2015. His new role should keep him relevant in point-per-reception leagues for most of the year as long as he's healthy. It never hurts to see what you could get on the open market in your league for him, too, if you want to consider selling high.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:44:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: So it looks like Ellington ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is expected to play this weekend. Be careful, though, as head coach Bruce Arians still plans to give Chris Johnson ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) starter's repetitions this weekend. The Rams' defensive line is their strength, though, so nobody in the Arizona backfield is particular intriguing in daily games this week, and the return of Ellington further complicates the picture.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:40:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Brown ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) carries considerable risk for FantasyScore gamers this weekend with the Cardinals game having a late start. Also, Brown has become a second fiddle to a healthy Larry Fitzgerald after three games.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:37:35 -0700
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson (shoulder) was ruled out for Week 4 against the St. Louis Rams. OG Mike Iupati (knee), LB Alex Okafor (shoulder) and LB LaMarr Woodley (quadriceps) are probable. Nelson did not practice Friday, Oct. 2, while the rest were full participants.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 07:16:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ellington ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is expected to share the ball with Chris Johnson ($5,100, 10.2% of cap). The Rams' run defense is among the worst in the league, but neither of these Cards RBs are real good plays on FantasyScore for the price.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:37:04 -0700
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 1. LB LaMarr Woodley (quadriceps) and OG Mike Iupati (knee) were limited. LB Alex Okafor (shoulder) had a full practice.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:28:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Head coach Bruce Arians has already said Ellington ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) has a 50-50 chance of playing this weekend. Plus, even if he does play, Chris Johnson is still expected to see 15-20 touches still. Ellington has risk written all over him this week. It might be a safer decision to consider other running backs on FantasyScore.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:22:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Brown is the Cardinals' second-best receiving option behind Larry Fitzgerald, and their best deep threat. He has yet to get going this year, but if he's full go against the St. Louis Rams this week, it could be his breakout game. Monitor his status heading into the weekend.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:59:36 -0700
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has more touchdown catches against the St. Louis Rams (16) than any other active player against a single team in the regular season. Fitzgerald faces the Rams in Week 4.
Fantasy Tip: Fitzgerald ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) is back as a No. 1 wideout for the Cardinals. He has 23 catches (28 targets) for 333 yards and five touchdowns in three weeks, including back-to-back weeks of at least 100 yards. The pace will be impossible to sustain, but he should yet again be a fine FantasyScore pick against the Rams this weekend.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:59:13 -0700
Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson has six interceptions and three touchdowns (two punt returns and one interception return) in eight career games against the St. Louis Rams, who he faces in Week 4. He had three interceptions and one returned for a score against the Rams last year.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:30:23 -0700
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:22:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor Ellington's ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) practice participation this week to see if he will be active for the Week 4 game against the St. Louis Rams. Ellington could see limited snaps if he is active and may not be the best fantasy option.
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